The Wind Flower has always been known to me as Anemone and I have enjoyed it especially because it resembles a tulip prior to opening, which is my favorite flower, and also to a wild rose, another favorite wild flower. It blooms in colours ranging from white to red blooming from May to August and then going to seed as a fluffy, almost dandelion-like fuzzy head (which is particularly fun for children).
It is a toxic plant to ingest though Native Americans were known to use it medicinally to treat rheumatism, nose bleeds, and the common cold as well as to kill lice and fleas. Bees are attracted to it and it is also used in creating green or living roofs.
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